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BAE Systems Bofors 40 Mk4 40mm naval gun system
 
 
 
The Bofors 40 Mk4 naval gun system was designed to be an agile, flexible weapon systems that enable a lightning-quick response. Its low weight and compact dimensions combine with a long range and a high rate of fire. It has the capability to rapidly switch between optimised ammunition types, including programmable 40mm 3P all-target ammo.
 
Description

The Bofors 40 Mk4 naval gun system was designed to be an agile, flexible weapon systems that enable a lightning-quick response. Its low weight and compact dimensions combine with a long range and a high rate of fire. It has the capability to rapidly switch between optimised ammunition types, including programmable 40mm 3P all-target ammo.

The 40 Mk4 naval gun uses the same 40/70 cannon as the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle in service with the Swedish Army.

This delivers high tactical and operational flexibility alongside outstanding survivability, giving ships the advantage in conflicts of any kind.

Variants:
N/A

Technical Data
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Quick, Flexible Response

The Bofors 40 Mk4 can go from warning to destruction in less than 0.5 seconds. The 3P ammo can be programmed for optimised effect against any target, including airburst patterns for new threats that were previously impossible to engage. The automatically loaded, remotely controlled weapon can also be locally controlled as a backup, equipping the operator for any scenario.

Simple Integration
The system’s light weight and modest size are made possible by innovative features including its electric drive system. It also has a fully-digitised modular architecture, providing weapon synergies and future flexibility. Programmable 3P ammo means less round types are needed, reducing transport, storage, weight and space. These aspects combine to provide straightforward, cost-effective integration.
Typical Applications
» Peacekeeping operations:
The weapon system fulfils a preventative role, for example by firing warning shots.
» Law enforcement missions:
Threats such as pirates, smugglers and terrorists require the weapon to respond to multiple small, unpredictable targets.
» Full war conditions:
The system is vital for defence against hostile ships, attack aircraft, anti-ship missiles and shore targets.
» Littoral scenarios:
The weapon is equipped with a superior level of target capability, beyond the engagement ability of conventional gun systems.
Key Features
Control
– Computer-controlled burst pattern
– On-mount muzzle velocity radar
– Remotely-operated with gyro-stabilised local control backup

Firing
– 6-mode programmable all-target ammunition
– Short firing sequences: 300 rounds per minute Superb accuracy
– 100 rounds ready to fire with the possibility to shift between different types of ammunition
– Air burst capability for small boat defence and engagement of concealed targets
 
Specifications
Type
40mm Naval Gun System
Operators
None
Calibre
40 mm L/70
Weight excluding ammunition
< 2,300 kg
Elevation limits
-20 to +80 degrees
Firing mode
Remotely or gyro-stabilised local control as back-up
Maximum range
12,500 m
Rate of fire
300 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity
1012 m/s (3P)
Number of rounds available in gun
100 (30+70)
Barrel life
up to 5,000 rounds
Turret mount eight
< 2.0 m
Options: On-mount TV camera, On-mount muzzle velocity radar, Programmable 3P ammunition

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The Bofors 40 Mk4 naval gun system was designed to be an agile, flexible weapon systems that enable a lightning-quick response. Its low weight and compact dimensions combine with a long range and a high rate of fire. It has the capability to rapidly switch between optimised ammunition types, including programmable 40mm 3P all-target ammo.
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